HIGHLANDS – Sterling – White Funeral Home and Cemetery hosted the Annual Memorial Day Service on Memorial Day, a celebration of all things American and remembrance of those that served their country in the military.
Throughout the cemetery were flags as well as equipment from modern conflicts from the National United States Armed Forces Museum of Texas.
The event began with placing a Memorial Wreath at the cemetery’s Wall of Honor by the Crosby JROTC under the direction of Sgt. Tim Meadows.
A color guard of Boy Scout Troop #107 under the direction of Michael Dean raised “Old Glory.”
The Pledge of Allegiance was lead by school children from Highlands and Crosby.
Jeff Moore, Managing Partner of Sterling White Funeral Home and Cemetery directed ceremonies welcoming all attendees.
Pastor Jerry Hovator of The Little Country Church performed his 17th annual Opening Prayer. Later, he would deliver a message about those that served their country and the incredible impact on the well-being of the rest of the world. He also closed with prayer at the conclusion.
The new JROTC Senior Army Instructor at Crosby ISD, LTC Toimu Reeves U.S. Army, delivered an inspiring oration offering a litany of the greatness of America from an adoptive perspective. The Cypress resident called to mind the Medal of Honor awardee contribution of Crosby’s own David H. McNerney in his speech.